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‘We know where you live’: Anti-Trump #resistance threatens Senate leader Mitch McConnell

Protesters heckled Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as he left a Kentucky restaurant on Saturday. Incensed at the Trump administration’s immigration policy, they chanted “abolish ICE” and shouted “we know where you live.” McConnell was accosted as he left Louisville’s Bristol Bar & Grille, with protesters chanting “where are the babies, Mitch?” a reference to the 2,400 children of illegal ...

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‘Sound conclusions’: Senate panel backs ‘Russiagate’ intel report

The Senate Intelligence Committee endorsed the intelligence community assessment (ICA) that Russia meddled in the US presidential election, taking the word of the people involved that everything was done properly. The committee finds that the ICA is “a sound intelligence product,” and “believes the conclusions of the ICA are sound,” said the report released on Tuesday by Chairman Richard Burr ...

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‘Abolish ICE!’ 575 arrested after protesters occupy US Senate building (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Nearly 600 activists, protesting Donald Trump’s ‘zero-tolerance’ policy against illegal immigrants, have been arrested after staging an occupy sit-in at the Hart Senate Office building in the nation’s capital. Hundreds of women, wrapped in metallic silver blankets, referencing the duvets given to migrant children in detention centers, occupied the Senate office building in Washington DC after marching down the streets ...

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‘American Civil War wasn’t about slavery’ – GOP Senate candidate

Republican Senate nominee Corey Stewart has argued that the American Civil War was not fought over slavery, but over states’ rights. Speaking to The Hill on Monday, Stewart said that while not all parts of his native state of Virginia’s history are “pretty,” the Civil War ultimately was not about slavery. “If you look at the history, that’s not what ...

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No F-35s for Turkey: US Senate blocks sale of fighter jets to Ankara

US Senators have voted to block the sale of F-35s to Turkey, slamming their NATO ally for plans to buy Russian S-400 missile batteries. Ankara warned of “an alternative” should the deal be called off. The first of the 100 US-made F-35 fighter jets were to be delivered to Turkey on June 21 but now the whole deal might be ...

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Anti-Trump crusader sets Twitter ablaze with ‘dumpster fire’ Senate campaign ad (VIDEO)

A Minnesota Senate candidate has become an internet sensation after releasing a campaign ad in which he pledges to put out the “inferno” raging in Washington – while standing in front of a flame-engulfed dumpster. Richard Painter, a law professor at the University of Minnesota who served as White House chief ethics counsel under George W. Bush, has become one ...

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Ex-FBI #2 McCabe asks for immunity before talking to Senate about Clinton emails

The former deputy director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, is reportedly seeking immunity from prosecution before testifying at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. McCabe is accused of authorizing the leaking of information about the FBI’s probe into the Clinton Foundation to the media. He is now reportedly willing to provide ...

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‘Worst person possible’: Gina Haspel closer to top CIA job as Senate committee votes for nomination

Gina Haspel is “the worst person” to lead the Central Intelligence Agency due to her first-hand torture experience, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern told RT. If approved by the Senate, she’ll likely continue the practice, he says. “She is the worst possible person to head the CIA … She was told to do torture, pure and simple,” McGovern, who has ...

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Bannon and Cambridge Analytica planned suppression of black voters, whistleblower tells Senate

Appearing before the Senate Judiciary committee today as part of the ongoing investigation of Cambridge Analytica and various forms of meddling in the 2016 elections, former employee and whistleblower Christopher Wylie said that the company and its then-VP Steve Bannon were pursuing voter suppression tactics aimed at black Americans. Although Wylie insisted that he himself did not take part in ...

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Senate votes to restore net neutrality after repeal

The US Senate voted to keep the 2015 “net neutrality” rules enacted by the FCC under the Obama administration and repealed last year. The measure now faces a House vote and likely veto by President Donald Trump. Three Republicans crossed the aisle to vote with Democrats on the measure 52-47, Senators Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and John Kennedy ...

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